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Addiction is a complex and often chronic condition that can affect individuals from all walks of life. It is characterized by the compulsive use of a substance or behavior despite negative consequences. There are various types of addictions, including substance addictions, behavioral addictions, and process addictions.

Substance addictions involve the misuse or abuse of drugs or alcohol, including opioids, cocaine, nicotine, and alcohol. These substances can alter the brain’s chemistry, leading to physical and psychological dependence.

Behavioral addictions, on the other hand, do not involve the ingestion of substances but instead refer to compulsive behaviors that can become habitual and difficult to control. Common examples of behavioral addictions include gambling, sex, shopping, and internet or video game addiction.

Process addictions are similar to behavioral addictions and involve compulsive behaviors that are not necessarily related to a specific substance. They are often characterized by a preoccupation with a particular activity or behavior, which can lead to negative consequences in various areas of life. Examples of process addictions include eating disorders, exercise addiction, and work addiction.

Overall, addictions can be debilitating and can negatively impact an individual’s physical, mental, and social well-being. Seeking professional help is crucial in treating addiction and improving the quality of life for individuals struggling with this condition.



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Common Types of Addictions in the Philippines

Tobacco (nicotine)

Nicotine is a highly addictive substance found in tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco. It is one of the most common addictions worldwide, with millions of people struggling to quit.


Alcohol addiction, also known as alcohol use disorder or alcoholism, is a widespread issue that can lead to severe health problems and social consequences.

Illicit drugs

The use of illegal drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, is another common form of addiction. These substances can have severe physical, mental, and social consequences for users.

Prescription drugs

Addiction to prescription medications, particularly opioids, sedatives, and stimulants, has become increasingly common. Misuse of these medications can lead to dependence and other serious health risks.



Gambling addiction, also known as problem gambling or compulsive gambling, is characterized by an uncontrollable urge to continue gambling despite negative consequences.


Food addiction, or compulsive overeating, involves an unhealthy relationship with food and often results in obesity and other health issues.


Internet addiction is a growing concern in today’s digital age. It is characterized by excessive use of the internet, leading to negative consequences in various aspects of life, such as relationships, work, and mental health.


Video game addiction, also known as gaming disorder, involves a compulsive need to play video games, often resulting in significant impairment in daily functioning.


Sex addiction, sometimes referred to as hypersexual disorder, involves compulsive engagement in sexual activities despite negative consequences.


Shopping addiction, or compulsive buying disorder, is characterized by excessive and impulsive spending, often leading to financial problems and personal distress.

It is essential to recognize that addiction is a complex and multifaceted issue that can manifest in various ways. Treatment and support are available for those struggling with addiction, and early intervention is crucial for successful recovery.

Mga Uri ng Adiksyon


Ang nicotine ay isang lubhang nakakaadik na sangkap na matatagpuan sa mga produktong tabako, tulad ng sigarilyo, puro, at smokeless na tabako. Ito ay isa sa mga pinakakaraniwang adiksyon sa buong mundo, na may milyun-milyong tao na nahihirapang huminto.


Ang adiksyon sa alak, kilala rin bilang sakit sa paggamit ng alak o alkoholismo, ay isang malawakang problema na maaaring magdulot ng malubhang mga problema sa kalusugan at panlipunang kahihinatnan.

Ilegal na droga

Ang paggamit ng ilegal na droga, tulad ng marijuana, cocaine, heroin, at methamphetamine, ay isa pang karaniwang anyo ng adiksyon. Ang mga substansiyang ito ay maaaring magkaroon ng malubhang pisikal, mental, at panlipunang epekto sa mga gumagamit.

Reseta ng gamot

Ang adiksyon sa mga gamot na nirereseta, lalo na sa mga opioid, sedative, at stimulant, ay naging lalong karaniwan. Ang maling paggamit ng mga gamot na ito ay maaaring humantong sa pagkakaroon ng pagkakasalalay at iba pang seryosong panganib sa kalusugan


Ang adiksyon sa sugal, kilala rin bilang problemang sugal o kompulsibong sugal, ay kinatatampukan ng hindi mapigil na pagkahumaling sa pagsusugal sa kabila ng negatibong mga kahihinatnan.


Ang adiksyon sa pagkain, o kompulsibong pagkain, ay kasangkot sa hindi malusog na relasyon sa pagkain at madalas na humahantong sa labis na katabaan at iba pang mga problema sa kalusugan.


Ang adiksyon sa internet ay isang lumalaking alalahanin sa kasalukuyang digital na panahon. Ito ay kinatatampukan ng labis na paggamit ng internet, na humahantong sa negatibong mga kahihinatnan sa iba’t ibang aspekto ng buhay, tulad ng mga relasyon, trabaho, at mental na kalusugan.


Ang adiksyon sa video game, kilala rin bilang disorder sa gaming, ay kasangkot sa kompulsibong pangangailangan na maglaro ng video game, na kadalasang nagreresulta sa malubhang pagkasira sa pang-araw-araw na pagtatrabaho.


 Ang adiksyon sa sex, minsan tinutukoy bilang hypersexual disorder, ay kasangkot sa kompulsibong pag-engage sa mga seksuwal na gawain sa kabila ng negatibong mga



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